I’ve just come back from a super busy week of family based Christmas and New Year activities. Except due to poor health, I had to cut short my stay. However I did have the delight of staying at the hostesses lovely country house for a couple of weeks prior to Christmas – they were away on vacation and I was happily installed on dog walking and house sitting duty. Now that’s the kind of job I really love. I do basic housework – cleaning up after two mud encrusted dogs is quite a job. As you can imagine though, the poor old carpets take a beating. They do have a domestic cleaner come regularly and inbeween they vac up. But when they get the professional carpet cleaning company in two or three times a year, the results are fantastic. Really clean, gorgeously fresh smelling and a real delight – the dogs never seem to mind that clean up operation!